LARGO — Members of the Greater Ridgecrest community will place the spotlight on the past, present and future Saturday, June 22, when they come together for the 12th annual Juneteenth Celebration at the YMCA of the Suncoast in Largo.
LARGO — Commission chambers were filled with positive vibes June 18 as the city of Largo welcomed new employees, honored current ones and bid farewell to a staple of City Hall.
LARGO — As the city gets ready to celebrate the completion of one major community streets project at Trotter Road, it’s gearing up to begin another one.
LARGO — The state fire marshal is investigating a blaze that destroyed a vacant supermarket at 11904 Seminole Blvd. in Largo on June 15.
City leaders last month rejected a proposal to lower residential speed limits citywide to 25 mph in favor of a new policy addressing concerns on a case-by-case basis. Engineers presented that new traffic calming and speed limit reduction policy to a pleased group of commissioners June 11 during a work session at City Hall.
LARGO – The Bay Area Professional Writers Guild Inc. is inviting teens, college students and those interested in writing as a career to its The Write Stuff: Boot Camp 101 workshop.
LARGO — Last year, the city was only a veto away from receiving $1 million from the state for its Rosery Road reconstruction project. Therefore, entering this year’s state legislative session, officials were optimistic about the possibility of receiving funding for at least one of its five a…
A groundbreaking for Largo's first mixed-use project, West Bay Lofts, marked a milestone for the city and also brought new hope for the revitalization of its downtown. The $48.8 million project includes a five-story building on the 500 block of West Bay Drive and a three-story building on the 600 block, and city officials hope it will be the catalyst the area needs.
LARGO — A Largo aerospace manufacturer looking to expand its facility took a step toward landing a $235,000 incentive June 4 when city commissioners unanimously voted to approve the tax refund program.
LARGO — Bobby Roundtree, a former Largo High School football star and University of Illinois junior defensive lineman who suffered a severe spinal injury during a swimming accident on May 18, remains hospitalized at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, according to the university.
LARGO — About six months ago, Largo’s Code Enforcement Division rebranded itself as the Community Standards Division in an effort to highlight collaboration with property owners rather than confrontation.
Jayion McCluster has plenty to look forward to in the coming years. The soon-to-be Largo senior is one of the most highly rated inside linebackers in the entire country and announced his commitment to continue his football and academic careers at Florida State University on May 1.
A decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran urged attendees at a Memorial Day ceremony at Largo Central Park to keep fallen Americans in their minds and their families in their hearts. “For their ultimate sacrifice allows us to embrace and to celebrate the freedom we enjoy today,” said Rev. Bob Swick, the keynote speaker at the May 27 event.
LARGO — Largo leaders hit the brakes May 21 on a proposal to lower residential speed limits by 5 mph throughout the city, but they also gave the green light to a new process that would allow the city to tackle neighborhood concerns on a case-by-case basis.
LARGO — Creative Pinellas, a nonprofit local arts agency, has launched the ArtsCatalyst grant program to send hundreds of Pinellas County children to arts camps this summer. The deadline to apply is May 31.
LARGO — Bobby Roundtree, a former Largo High School football star and University of Illinois junior defensive lineman, suffered a severe spinal injury May 18 in a swimming accident near his home in Largo, according to the school.
LARGO — For the second year in a row, the Florida League of Cities recognized Mayor Woody Brown, Vice Mayor John Carroll, Commissioner Jamie Robinson and Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Cheryl Reed with a 2019 Home Rule Hero Award.
LARGO — After more than three years of planning, construction will finally begin on Largo’s first mixed-use project, West Bay Lofts, on June 5.
LARGO — The sale of a property the city has owned for almost 66 years has paved the way for a residential townhome project that officials say fits in nicely with their vision for downtown Largo.
Commissioners voted 3-3 on the ordinance that would reduce the limits from 30 to 25 mph on as many as 696 streets, but Commissioner Samantha Fenger was absent, so the charter states they will vote again May 21 during the next regular meeting.
LARGO — When Jonathon Chavez first learned about #FridaysForFuture, a global series of youth strikes protesting inaction by government leaders regarding climate change, he knew immediately that he wanted to organize a chapter at Largo High School.
LARGO — In partnership with Duke Energy, the city of Largo has wrapped up the installation of seven electric vehicle charging stations that are free for public use.
LARGO — In recent years, city officials have touted the transformation of the U.S. 19 and East Bay Drive/Roosevelt Boulevard intersection, citing major developments such as the Tri-City Plaza and Walmart Supercenter.
The Clearwater-Largo Road area is proving to be a hotspot for housing developers of late. Less than a month after the groundbreaking of a 224-unit apartment complex along the corridor, city leaders approved a pair of redevelopment incentives April 16 that paved the way for the construction of a 255-unit complex on the northern end of the road.
LARGO — The Largo Lions Club and City of Largo Japanese Friendship Committee invite the community to help plan a special anniversary visit by those from the city’s sister city, Kami City, Japan.
LARGO — Adam Rudd, the new CEO of Largo Medical Center, is in his 40s but he has the look of a man who has had little time to unpack.
LARGO — Commissioners voted 6-1 on April 16 to address the “great blackout of 2019” when they signed off on a $100,000 contract with a vendor to repair and replace several inoperable LED signs at facilities around the city.
Since the private sector is showing few signs of life in downtown Largo, city leaders have decided to light the spark themselves when they announced a $25 million five-year plan to move City Hall back downtown by constructing a mixed-use municipal complex with a public parking garage.
LARGO — Judging by City Manager Henry Schubert’s near-perfect review, city leaders couldn’t be much happier with the direction Largo is going.
LARGO — City of Largo Assistant Finance Director Rebecca Spuhler probably felt like a million bucks April 8 when she checked on the status of the city’s FEMA reimbursement request for costs incurred related to Hurricane Irma.
One year after construction of a $19.5 million project at the city’s wastewater facility wrapped up, engineers say it is littered with design flaws that have prohibited the system from working properly, and more money and time will be needed to fix it.
LARGO — The Kiwanis Club of Largo/Mid-Pinellas will present its 13th annual Pawfest on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Largo Central Park.
LARGO — A round of applause broke out in commission chambers April 2 after city leaders officially voted to repeal a nearly 12-year-old deadline to ban pole signs that was just two months from going into effect.
LARGO — Police Chief Jeff Undestad announced the department’s employees of the year April 2 during a City Commission at City Hall.